Shawl

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

164 x 164 cm (64 9/16 x 64 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.461

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square shawl. Field: a central medallion with simple floral motives radiating symmetrically. An elaborate buta spray repeats in each corner angled towards the medallion. Repeating between each spray, also pointing to center, is an elaborate cone shaped buta and floral design; green wool twill ground. Border: dense continuous repeating buta and floral motives; red wool twill ground. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns. Faded in streaks; many missing and worn yarns; reembroidered in many areas.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, April 15, 1952

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection